Principal Tower concludes Principal Place masterplan by Foster + Partners

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Structural Engineer.- WSP. Mechanical And Electrical Engineers.- Hurley Palmer Flatt. Quantity Surveyors & Project Management.- Gardiner and Theobald. Approved Inspectors.- MLM.
Design Team
Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Grant Brooker, Dan Sibert, Andy Bow, Armstrong Yakubu, David Kong, Young Chiu, Rony Imad, Joanna Pawlas, Maria Mallalieu, Jurgen Kuppers, Daniel Ferris, Cristine Ballerina, Katharine Storr, Dominic Williams, Miriam White, Nina Haylock, Alejandro Gavira, Thomas Bartram, Federica Ciocci, Stephanie Gallia, Rafael Andres Gavassa, Jens Hoffman, Hyun-Jin Kim, Benjamin Tate, Wendy Teo Boon Tin, Paola Tuosto, Arthur Thelliez, Kino Lopez, Theodoros Themistokleous, Helena Rodriguez, Cristina Manta, Yiki Liong, De He, Clara Cheung, Nic Patterson, Aikaterini Lasithiotaki, Ana Barosa.
Principal Place Residential Ltd
35,400.0 m²
Nigel Young / Foster + Partners, Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners


Norman Foster is considered by many to be the most prominent architect in Britain. He won the 1999 Pritzker Architecture Prize and the 2009 Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes Prize.

Lord Foster rebuilt the Reichstag as a new German Parliament in Berlin and designed a contemporary Great Court for the British Museum. He linked St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern with the Millennium Bridge, a steel footbridge across the Thames. He designed the Hearst Corporation Building in Manhattan, at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue.

He was born in Manchester, England, in 1935. Among his firm’s many other projects are London’s City Hall, the Bilbao Metro in Spain, the Canary Wharf Underground Station in London and the renovated courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

In the 1970s, Lord Foster was one of the most visible practitioners of high-tech architecture that fetishized machine culture. His triumphant 1986 Hong Kong and Shanghai bank building, conceived as a kit-of-parts plugged into a towering steel frame, was capitalism's answer to the populist Pompidou Center in Paris.

Nicolai Ouroussoff, The Times’s architecture critic, has written that although Lord Foster’s work has become sleeker and more predictable in recent years, his forms are always driven by an internal structural logic, and they treat their surroundings with a refreshing bluntness.

Awarded the Prince of Asturias of the Arts 2009.




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